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Title: An Assessment of Google Books’ Metadata 
Author: James, Ryan; Weiss, Andrew
Date: 2012-02-28
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Journal of Library Metadata 12(1) 2012
Abstract: This article reports on a study of error rates found in the metadata records of texts scanned by the Google Books digitization project. A review of the author, title, publisher, and publication year metadata elements for 400 randomly selected Google Books records was undertaken. The results show 36% of sampled books in the digitization project contained metadata errors. This error rate is higher than one would expect to find in a typical library online catalog.
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
ISSN: 1937-5034
Rights: Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2012. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Library Metadata, Volume 12 Issue 1, February 2012.
Keywords: Google Books, metadata, electronic books, digital library

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